Toronto Summer Music appoints Jonathan Crow as Artistic Director

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Toronto Summer Music appoints Jonathan Crow as Artistic Director

TORONTO…The Board of Toronto Summer Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian violinist Jonathan Crow as TSM’s new Artistic Director effective September 1st, 2016.

A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonjonathan-crowathan Crow currently resides in Toronto where he is in his fifth season as Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.   Jonathan Crow is an avid chamber musician and has performed at chamber music festivals throughout North America, South America and Europe.  He is a founding member of the New Orford String Quartet and he has recorded for several labels including ATMA, Bridge, CBC, and Oxingale.   Jonathan Crow has been an Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Toronto since 2012.  Jonathan Crow is well known to TSM audiences and artists; he has mentored young musicians in the TSM Academy and he has performed as a guest artist in numerous TSM concerts over the past five years. At the 2016 Festival, Mr. Crow will be a resident guest artist from July 25-August 7, will be featured in a concert on July 28, and mentor students in the TSM Academy.   To read more about Jonathan and his career to date, click here for his complete bio.

“Jonathan has amazing credentials and brings his extremely impressive talents as a performer and skills as an artistic administrator to TSM. We couldn’t be more pleased and excited to be welcoming Jonathan as the artistic head of the Festival & Academy as we move forward to even greater heights,” said Lawrence Herman, Chair of the TSM Board of Directors.

“As a TSM guest musician myself, I have seen first hand the excellent calibre of the Festival artists and programming, as well as the enthusiasm and dedication of its audiences,” said Mr. Crow. “I am very eager to join this exceptional music festival at this exciting period of growth.”

Mr. Herman added, “On behalf of the Board, I want to express our gratitude to Douglas McNabney, our esteemed current Artistic Director, whom Jonathan will succeed. Douglas has led the Festival for over six years and built a solid and respected foundation for its continuing success. ”  McNabney will continue as TSM’s Artistic Director until the end of August 2016.

Toronto Summer Music is a classical music Festival and Academy that brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of performances and summer music education.  Now in its twelfth year, the 2017 Festival runs from July 13 to August 5, 2017.  For full programming details visit:


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